Hello, this is Madoka from Rinenna staff♩ I safely gave birth to my first child on May 20th! It's been a little over a month since I gave birth, and I'm finally getting used to raising a child for the first time, albeit slowly. In this article, I would like to write about real childcare and cloth diapers for postpartum mothers✩
Start cloth diaper childcare!
Well now, I was really looking forward to childcare with cloth diapers before I gave birth. After being discharged from the hospital, I immediately started using cloth diapers for my newborn when he was 5 days old.* I bought a cloth diaper cover that is one size fits all for newborns.The size can be adjusted finely, so it fits my baby who is only about 3200g. He did it ♡ This fluffy feeling is irresistible~(´ω`)♡ Being able to see this irresistibly cute baby in his fluffy state is a privilege for mothers who raise their children in cloth diapers♡♡
Too often... changing cloth diapers for newborns
Alright! I'll do my best with cloth diaper childcare! ! My excitement was short-lived, but while raising children with cloth diapers was easier than I expected, it turned out to be quite a hassle. ``Easy'' Because unlike disposable diapers, cloth diapers let your baby cry and let you know when they poop or pee, so it's very easy to tell when it's time to change the diaper.After changing, just put them in the soaking bucket. Just put it in the washing machine the next morning. Because they are molded cloth diapers, they are easy to dry, just stack them in a basket without folding them. "It's so easy!" That was my honest impression when I first started using cloth diapers. but. but! ! ! After using cloth diapers for a few days, I started to feel that it was such a hassle. This is because newborns don't have to change their diapers as often! ! ! He was urinating so often that I sometimes had to change his diaper five times in an hour. If that happens, I'll just be breastfeeding or changing diapers. Even though I'm exhausted from breastfeeding my baby every 2-3 hours and having to raise a baby that I'm not used to, this leaves me with no time to rest... ``It's such a pain, it's such a pain.'' It's also true that I felt this way. Now, this is my first real experience raising a child with cloth diapers, but how will I continue to use cloth diapers after this?
Let's get started! Cloth diapers.
This is a little off-topic, but Rinenna uses manga to introduce the knowledge you need to know before you start using cloth diapers! If you are considering cloth diapers for your newborn, please read this.
Continue to enjoy cloth diapers
When I felt that cloth diaper childcare was a hassle, I remembered what the Rinennna store manager told me before giving birth : ``Cloth diaper childcare will not last unless the mother enjoys it.If you feel that it is difficult, don't force yourself immediately. , you just need to rely on disposable diapers. '' I think these words are the secret to cloth diaper childcare! ! ! That's why I obediently decided to take care of disposable diapers. But I want to continue using cloth diapers! So I decided to make a small decision for myself so that I could transition to using cloth diapers step by step. First of all, until you get used to childcare, [use cloth diapers only when you can afford it]. ] It's okay to wear disposable diapers all day. If you don't have the time, just use disposable diapers! Anyway, I don't want to be a burden on myself, so I don't hate cloth diapers. That's why I decided to try using cloth diapers during the day when I was relatively healthy. Depending on the day, there were days when I used disposable diapers all day. As a side note, when my child wears cloth diapers, he looks so cute in his fluffy diaper that I find myself wanting to take more pictures than necessary. LOL That's how I was doing cloth diapering in a comfortable and easy way, and I gradually got used to childcare and my son's pace of life, so I decided to step up a little this time! By the way, I'm currently trying to use cloth diapers except when sleeping at night. 】This is the stage ♩
Be sure to pay attention to your son's signs!
I still use cloth diapers during the day when I'm in a rush or feel tired, but most of the time I use cloth diapers during the day ✧✧ It's not perfect yet, but I don't have to open the diaper. Oh, I might have pooped! Oh, I might have just peed! I'm starting to understand it somehow. Disposable diapers are so efficient that I can't really notice any signs of my son's discomfort, and before I know it, he poops a lot, his diaper is full of pee, and he ends up forgetting to change his diaper for a long time when I'm busy. If you use cloth diapers, you don't have to worry about that! I was able to say goodbye to diaper rash by being able to notice my son's signs and change diapers frequently ♡ By the way, my next goal is to use cloth diapers except when going out (even at night)! 】is. My son's day/night rhythm hasn't settled down yet, so I think it will take a little longer. For a while, I would like to enjoy a stress-free childcare experience using cloth diapers during the day✧✧
Cloth diaper childcare for newborns | Summary.
These are the methods that got me back on track with cloth diaper childcare, which I thought was a hassle. Personally, having experienced using cloth diapers for newborns, I don't really recommend using cloth diapers completely from the newborn stage. I think the benefits of cloth diapers will be outweighed by the hassle and strain, and you'll probably end up hating cloth diapers. I definitely use cloth diapers before giving birth! However, raising a newborn baby is unimaginably difficult, so I recommend that you just stick to disposable diapers. The key to enjoying cloth diaper childcare is to take it step by step and take it easy little by little.♡ On the days when you can use cloth diapers for a long time, you will want to praise yourself and it will lead to motivation for childcare (^^ ) When you're having a hard time, don't overdo it and use disposable diapers! Please try having fun cloth diaper childcare with hybrid cloth diaper childcare♩
Starter sets are popular for preparing for childbirth using cloth diapers.